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Java Runtimes JRE7 – Your Java version is insecure popup

This one has been pain in the ass to find out… Since Java 7 (1.7_xx) the security and setting management is a total nightmare. This is so messy you can’t find a reliable information on Oracle website… The worse thing is all the mechanism seems to change between versions… from 1.7_01 to _11 is one...

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Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU1 and AppV 4.6

Another moment of pure fun with Symantec Endpoint Protection… I liked the version 11 so much and I was missing mysterious Symantec issue so much I decided to update the anti-virus software to 12 on all my customer XenDesktop virtual machines… The version we chose to deploy was Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 RU1 (version given...

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XenDesktop 5.6 – The WinRM service is unable to start.

During a XenDesktop 4 to 5.6 migration I had to deploy WinRM on Windows XP SP3 virtual machines. I had a Desktop Group of 60 Machines for developers with IIS installed on it. WinRM installation went fine but the configuration wasn’t possible, I always got an error when the service was trying to start : The WinRM...

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vmware vmtools installation with XenDesktop VDA

December 2016 – Blog post updated : http://www.archy.net/vmware-vmtools-installation-with-xendesktop-xenapp-7-x-vdas/ This is the personalized installation I do when I deploy vmtools on the VMs with VDA to install on it. Don’t forget to install vmtools before Citrix Virtual Desktop Agent ! It always good to have this information shared because I had a lot of question regarding vmware...

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VDI Project – Not only a XenDesktop project (part.1)

VDI Project – Not only a XenDesktop project (part.1) VDI Project – The framework (part.2) VDI Project – Hypervisor war (part.3) VDI Project – Desktops and applications delivery (part.4) VDI Project – User Environment Manager (part.5) Beginning a new project is every time a new challenge, new team, new processes and new environment. Each customer...

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Wyse Xenith – Citrix XenDesktop & XenApp 1/2

One of my customer needs to have robust workstations in a factory where there is a lot of dust and vibrations. This is a common environment for a factory but it doesn’t really suit for a computer. My customer is spending a lot of money in the maintenance of these computers. Worker in the factory...

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How to debug Java website publish application

These last days I had to find out what was wrong with an extranet publish through XenApp. This extranet is using java and the issue users reported was random disconnection with a java popup. Find out what is wrong with extranet application is very hard because this is just a published browser with an URL...

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Citrix XenApp / ICA / Online Plug-in Client version numbers.

This information can be very useful, because as you might know, there are build numbers and version numbers, and it become a mess very fast when you try to list all ICA client version connecting your Citrix Presentation / XenApp servers. 4.00.581 4.00.686 4.20.715 4.20.727 4.20.741 4.21.779 6.00.910 6.01.963 6.01.964 6.01.967 6.20.985 6.30.1050 6.31.1051 7.00.17534...

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